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    Mayor’s Update April 2017

     
     
    Dear Residents & Business Owners:
     
    Welcome to the spring of 2017!  As we take down those dead Christmas wreaths from our front doors and replace them with fresh flowers and other plantings, we have a lot to look forward to..
     
    The Borough Council voted to break the Cherry Lane improvement project into two phases in order to spread our funding for road paving into other neighborhoods within the borough.  The original project called for completing the entire improvement of the road from Hilltop Road to the eastern boundary with the Township of Mendham.  Under phase one, the road would be improved from Prentice Lane out to the eastern boundary.  Borough Engineer Paul Ferriero recommended that the project design be finalized by the end of the year so that it can go out for bid during the winter of months of 2018 and have a contract awarded by April of 2018 as required by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.  The borough will receive 75 percent of grant funding from the DOT, which we received specifically for this road, upon the award of this contract and is under no obligation to complete Phase Two. 
     
    Dalessio Engineering, LLC has been appointed by the Mayor and Council to serve as a structural engineer to assess the condition of the barn which was purchased by the borough as part of the Scott Farm Open Space Acquisition in 2015.  In addition, the Entech Group, Inc. has been appointed to work on sampling the Mountain Valley Pond as part of the dam restoration project underway at the pond.
     
    The Mayor and Council also discussed a possible amendment to the Borough Code which addresses vacant properties.  The possible amendments include an expanded and clarified definition of vacant property.  A definition was added to clarify the owner of vacant property and it is being recommended that a requirement be added that the owner of a vacant property permit inspections of the property when and if necessary.  Two sections are proposed as part of the amendment that would clarify responsibilities of the owner and authorized agent of the property.  A public hearing on this ordinance amendment will be held in April.
     
    The interview process has begun to secure a replacement for DPW Superintendent Ken O’Brien.  We have received resumes from several qualified candidates and it remains our hope to have somebody in place by the end of April. 
     
    I would like to welcome residents Nathalie Masse and Jennifer Cass as members of our volunteer boards.  Nathalie has been appointed to serve on the Board of Health and the Planning Board.  Jennifer will serve on our Board of Adjustment.  Thank you to both of them for stepping up to serve our community.
     
    Laurie Felber has resigned as the Chairperson of our Environmental Commission as she has moved to Bernardsville.  Laurie spent many years on the Environmental Commission and she is to be thanked for her service.  We need volunteers to sit on the Environmental Commission.  If you are interested, please contact our Borough Clerk, Margot Kay.
     
    Sincerely,
     
    Neil Henry
    Mayor
     


     

     
     






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